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Elgin Public House

$$ - $$$American, ,
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
+1 847-468-8810
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“burgers” (28 reviews)
“fried pickles” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a great location and ambience. The beer selection is huge and most of the times I've eaten there, it's been a good experience. But they have no idea how to cook a steak! Listen, if you don't have the equipment or talent to...More

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's birthday at the Public House. I had the grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and our daughter had a hamburger. We all enjoyed our food and the time we had together. The staff were very attentive...More

Thank Jonny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Davalier was our server, and she was great, so patient with a large party. We were in town for a bit, and this was recommended to us by a local. Nice atmosphere. Tasty food. $1 dessert was so cute!!

Thank Katrina S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a date with my wife. We were expecting greasy, pub-style food from this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. We were so surprised and pleased at the quality of the menu. The food was fantastic! We especially enjoyed the cole slaw. This is definitely a place we...More

Thank Jerrod M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They not only have a decent beer selection, but their bar menu is the reason to stop in. The traditional style sandwiches and their take on making them non-traditional is what makes this restaurant a place to stop in and try them out.

Thank paul820
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Volumes can be written bur to the winter. Dont pass this one bye. go into the cake. burgers delight. i will ear till blue

Thank boylstonman
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have never seen so many options.If you have difficulty making decisions, you may be overwhelmed. However, take 3 deep breaths and explore the options. You won't be disappointed. There are numerous burger options, along with other sandwiches. I had the Hawaiian chicken sandwich. It...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love to visit this place with a lively bar, good selection of beers, and delicious sandwiches. The Grumpy Cuban is my favorite sandwich by far. The sweet potato fries are excellent as well. My husband always gets fish, and it is cooked exactly the...More

Thank hazelhedge
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited twice this week and my wife raved about her portabella topped burger on our first visit. I had the meatloaf special and it was just "okay". We returned the other evening and she had the same and I tried a bacon cheeseburger - neither...More

Thank cudakidd53
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I went here with my husband to wait during a wedding for the reception. We had Marci at the bar. She was great and very helpful and personable. This is a great place to have a drink in a relaxing environment!

Thank Stephanie F
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Questions & Answers
5 January 2017|
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Response from kitzbuhelkid | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly think so. Very spacious restaurant with a great atmosphere. Enjoy.
sandra b
3 October 2016|
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Response from nhagel8840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. they do. We went there once because we love brunch and had enjoyed our dinner there. Some of the other customers seemed to be repeat customers. It wasn't for us. We did not like the Eggs Benedict. They were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-468-8810
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